Next week ushers in the New Year so it’s a perfect time to try something different. Whether you want to energize your workout routine or change some habits, here are a few NEW offerings through the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department that can jump-start your best intentions for 2017.
Cycle, Strength & Soul. Looking for an efficient workout? This one burns calories, builds strength and then stretches and relaxes you at the end. It’s like a one-stop-shopping class for the time-deprived. The class features 30 minutes of cycling, 15 minutes of strength training and 15 minutes of yoga practice. Try it for FREE on Tuesday, January 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Register for Class 15084. Sessions run from January 10 through February 28 (#15087) and March 7 through April 25 (#15080). Cost is $74/Resident; $93/Non-resident. Register online. 503.675.2549.
Cycle & Strength. Not feeling the Om? Get a total fat burning workout with 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes off, utilizing a variety of weight bearing exercises. Try it for FREE on Tuesday, January 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Register for Class 15086. Sessions run from January 10 through February 28 (#15082) and March 7 through April 25 (#15083). Cost is $75/Resident; $93/Non-resident. Register online. 503.675.2549.
Cycle & Soul. Go for the yin and the yang in this class which features 30 minutes of cycling to build your stamina and endurance, followed by 30 minutes of slow-flow yoga to stretch your muscles and leave you feeling relaxed. Try it for FREE on Thursday, January 5 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Register for Class 15085. Sessions run from January 12 through March 2 (#15088) and March 9 through May 4 (#15089). Cost is $74/Resident; $93/Non-resident. Register online. 503.675.2549.
Aqua Yoga. The yogis of the world are into finding new ways to get us to “go with the flow.” Practicing yoga in the water is one of the latest trends as the water’s buoyancy decreases the pressure on your joints and supports even difficult poses. Check this new class out for FREE on Wednesday, January 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at The Springs at Carman Oaks, 3800 Carman Drive. Register for Class 15060. Sessions run from January 14 through February 25 (#15056) and March 11 through April 29 (#15057). Cost is $52/Resident; $65/Non-resident. Register online for both free and paid classes. 503.675.2549.
Get Nourished. Staying fit and healthy and/or losing weight are two of the most common New Year’s resolutions. This class will help you make lifestyle changes that will increase the odds you’ll stick with your good intentions. Learn the basics of a healthy, whole foods diet and what foods help or hurt your body. Participate in an elimination diet under the guidance of a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who will suggest dietary adjustments specific to your sensitivities and needs. Classes begin Thursday, January 12 and run through February 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (#14995) at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Another session starts up on February 23 and finishes on March 30 (#15000). Cost is $65/Resident; $75/Non-resident. Register online. 503.675.2549.
Intro to Fencing. Looking for a workout where you don’t realize how hard you’re exerting yourself until you’re done? Well, according to some practitioners, fencing is like that. With a focus on your opponent, you find yourself lunging, hopping, and squatting which can work up a sweat. It’s particularly good for strengthening your lower body and also gives your brain a workout at the same time. Try it for FREE on Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Register for class 15129. A 4 week mini-series begins February 2 through February 23 (#15108). Cost is $69/Resident; $87/Non-resident. Register online. 503. 675.2549.
Contemporary Dance for Adults. Hollywood is trying to bring back musicals with the much-touted movie, La La Land on the big screens. Maybe it’s time for you to try busting a few moves. This beginning level class will cover the basics of ballet, jazz and modern contemporary technique. Try it out for FREE on Thursday, January 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. Register for Class 14993. Sessions run from February 2 through March 9 (#14991) and April 6 to May 11 (#14992). Cost is $56/Resident; $70/Non-resident. Register online. 503.675.2549.
Whing Golf. The Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course is giving a whole new meaning to “winging it.” As the golf world continues to improvise new ways to bring folks to the greens, our local golf course follows suit. Now in addition to Foot Golf, the course is opening its greens to players who want to “Whing” it. Forget the set of clubs. All you need to play is a “whinger” (which resembles a ball launcher pet owners use to throw a ball for their dogs to fetch), a putter and a golf ball. The whinger is used to throw the ball down the fairway. Once you approach the green, you can choose to use the whinger or toss the ball with your hand. Once on the green, you putt the ball as usual. Unlike Foot Golf, you can play Whing Golf any time the course is open. The fee for 9 holes is $10/Adult; $7/Junior and for 18, $15/Adult; $10/Junior. 17525 SW Stafford Rd., 503.636.8228.
If moving into a new home is one of the new things you want to try this year, give me a call. With over 25 years experience selling homes in Lake Oswego, I’d love to show you around. 503.939.9801 or check my website.